A Rustic Modern Cape House

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I spotted this adorable 900 square foot Cape Cod house in the Boston Globe Magazine yesterday while perusing the Sunday paper. I love not only the darling size of this retreat, but also the unexpectedly non-beachy style designed by Brad Walker of Ruhl Walker Architects.  Since the owners use it year round, it makes sense to keep the home’s decor a little less expected “summertime casual”.  I LOVE the old beams and historic details mixed with some more modern elements and color palette. Take a peek:

The guest bedroom might be my favorite room. I love the beam and antique door which is emphasized by the grey wall color (find my favorite medium grey wall colors at the bottom of this post!)
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They kept the palette the same throughout since the space is small.  This helps open things up and offer a sense of continuity.

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A small but rustic kitchen is made slightly sleek by the removal of cabinet doors up top and a coat of dark grey paint.

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I love the juxtaposition of the modern ladnscape painting and antique portraits. This wall color really highlights the art as well as the old beams!  Since this is a second home, most of the decor was budget friendly and bought online.

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Things get lighter upstairs in the master bedroom where the walls are white but hints of the grey wall color from downstairs are found in the bedding.

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Another example of old meets new with a vintage desk and chair paired with a modern light and upholstered headboard.

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The couple outside the cottage. So adorable.

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Love this look? Here are some suggestions on how to get it:

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1. // 2. (slipcovered furniture is so much easier to clean) // 3. (buy an old door like this and install it with barn door hardware to save space!) // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // FAVE GREYS- 9. Benjamin Moore Iron Mountain // 10. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal // 11. Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. // 16. // 17. // 18. // 19. // 20. // 21.

Globe Magazine photos by Dan Cutrona.

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